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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Happy New Year!  Let us renew our hope for the new year and commit to connecting with other members of the amateur astronomy community and AAAP especially.  I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming Zoom … Continue reading

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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Reflections on 2021. Another year passes and we are wiser if not quite complete, and there is much to reflect upon. The year turned out well for AAAP, thanks to our members who gave time … Continue reading

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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Finding Evidence of Life beyond Earth, Part 2 of AAAP Discussion.  NASA first developed a major program to search for life on other planets and moons in the mid-1990’s.  In 1996, NASA chief Dan Goldin expanded … Continue reading

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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Connection to the Mother Ship.  AAAP has a wonderful history connecting our club with Princeton University and its Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Through the years we have had the privilege to meet in the auditorium at Peyton … Continue reading

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From the Director

Astronomy in Summertime.  The AAAP Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park is up and running and ready for members to see the stars!  We are still limited by the state to having  no more than 12 people in the building … Continue reading

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From the Director

June 8 Meeting via Zoom.  We hope to see you on June 8 for the presentation by Dr. Anna Schauer, NASA Hubble Fellow from the University of Texas, who will join us from Austin.  See Program Chair Victor Davis’s section … Continue reading

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From the Director

Zoom meetings continue for May and June meetings. There is some light beaming through the dark nebula, and a tiny sliver of hope emerges that we might be able to return to Peyton Hall next fall.  Meanwhile we hope that … Continue reading

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From the Director

Next meeting by Zoom on April 13 at 7:30pm.  While we won’t get together in person at Princeton’s Peyton Hall for meetings this spring, recent vaccination progress gives hope that it may be possible next fall.  For now AAAP will … Continue reading

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From the Director

Next meeting by Zoom on March 09 at 7:30pm.  The recurring dream of getting together for astronomy in Princeton’s Peyton Hall hasn’t faded, but again this month and for the rest of this season AAAP will meet virtually via Zoom.  … Continue reading

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